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Soldier commits suicide by shooting himself with service rifle in J-K’s Samba

The soldier was evacuated to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead. 

india Updated: Sep 08, 2018 13:35 IST
Soldier commits suicide,Samba,Jammu and Kashmir
Inquest proceedings have been initiated into the incident, an official said.(AP File Photo)

An Army personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside a camp in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Saturday.

Naik Jasvir Singh (34), posted with the Punjab regiment, shot himself with his service rifle while on sentry duty at Maheshwar camp on Friday, a police official said.

He said his colleagues rushed to the scene on hearing the gunshot and evacuated him to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.

The motive behind his taking such an extreme step was not known immediately, the official said, adding inquest proceedings have been initiated in connection with the incident.

First Published: Sep 08, 2018 13:35 IST